June 30, 2009

Help choose the most influential childhood obesity research

The following is a guest blog post from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

It's been two years since the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that we would award $500 million in grants to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. To accomplish our goal, we have been building the evidence about the problem and what interventions work, as well as turning the evidence into action.

Now, we want to know what you think. After conducting a thorough literature search and consulting with childhood obesity experts, we selected 20 recently published articles that we believe have the potential to influence the field in the coming years. We would like you to nominate the five you think are the most influential.

View the nominees and vote.

Voting ends July 10, so vote now, and feel free to pass this e-mail along to your colleagues and encourage them to vote.

Or add this embed code to your Web site, blog or social networking profile to promote the voting:

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We will publish the voting results in mid-July. Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing your selections.

David C. Colby is the vice president for research and evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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